Vegan Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Sauce


Vegan Red Velvet Waffles An Unrefined Vegan

This recipe comes thanks to my friend, Angela, at Canned Time.  Angela puts me to shame when it comes to Pinterest so I often poach ideas straight from her – like this recipe.  She’d pinned a photo of fluffy, thick red velvet pancakes on her Valentine’s Day board.  I immediately printed the recipe and the following Sunday I veganized it and went with waffles.  I just like all of them nooks and crannies. I came up with the cream cheese sauce all on my lonesome.

By the way, Angela will be guest-posting here on the 19th – and I know she will be sharing something really good.

Vegan Red Velvet Waffles with Cream "Cheese" Sauce
Yields 4
Crispy on the outside, tender and flavorful on the inside - treat yourself to vegan red velvet waffles this weekend. And don't forget the cream "cheese" sauce!
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
893 calories
97 g
0 g
50 g
24 g
7 g
299 g
184 g
9 g
0 g
39 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 893
Calories from Fat 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 29g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 184mg
Total Carbohydrates 97g
Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 9g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 to 2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  2. 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  3. 2 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  5. 2 cups nut milk
  6. 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  7. 1/2 tsp. powdered stevia OR 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  8. 2 Tbsp. fresh beet juice, optional
  9. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce OR 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  10. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  11. fresh berries, optional
Cream Cheese Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup cashew pieces, soaked for several hours, drained and rinsed
  2. 1 6-ounce container plain, unsweetened soy yogurt
  3. jot of vanilla extract
  4. squeeze of lemon juice
  5. 1/4 cup nut milk
Make the waffles
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Set aside. In a big measuring cup, combine the milk, vinegar, maple syrup, beet juice, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir well to combine. Let sit for about 15 minutes during which time you should warm up your waffle iron and get your plates warming up in the oven.
  3. When the batter is ready, spoon batter onto a lightly oiled waffle iron and cook for 4-5 minutes (or according to the whims of your waffle iron) or until steam has nearly stopped rising. Gently remove waffle and place directly onto a rack in the oven. Prepare the remaining waffles.
Make the sauce
  1. In a blender or food processor, combine all of the ingredients and process until very smooth. Transfer to a small pitcher or bowl.
  2. Serve the piping hot, crispy waffles with plenty of cream cheese sauce and top with fresh berries.
  1. The sauce recipe makes more than you will "need" for four waffles.
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Vegan Red Velvet Waffles An Unrefined Vegan

77 thoughts on “Vegan Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Sauce

  1. narf77

    Delish! I have probably saved this recipe twice now but who cares?!! It’s such a good recipe that I should have it somewhere twice…maybe even 3 times…and I don’t even OWN a waffle iron! That should tell you how great I think this recipe is πŸ™‚

      1. narf77

        Pancakes it is! I have plans to liberate my daughters waffle iron some day in the future… πŸ˜‰

      1. alexanderwillowharvey

        Id make these and chocolate beer waffles and all of isa’s waffle recipes, I would be obese but happy :’)

  2. tearoomdelights

    When An Unrefined Vegan becomes a global chain of vegan restaurants (which I keep hoping is going to happen very soon), I sincerely hope these waffles will be on the menu. Your cream cheese had me fooled, it looks exactly as if you’ve drizzled cream all over the waffle. I’m full of breakfast at the moment, but if you presented me with this now I would most definitely find a space for it. I can almost taste it as I drool over your photos.

    1. alexanderwillowharvey

      I agree with this comment here! i have ate all the breakfast things this morning and i am supper stuffed, yet i would not turn down these waffles!

  3. Cauldrons and Cupcakes

    First a food dehydrator, now a waffle iron! Annie, what are you doing to me??? πŸ˜€ Love this recipe. Thank you xx

  4. Ally

    Well, I’ve just had dinner, so this would make a perfect dessert. If only it could just appear in my life. No waffle iron here either.

      1. GiRRL_Earth

        I wish I lived closer to you, I’d be over there in a heart beat.

        Back during my professional pastry days, I used to make red velvet cupcakes and/or cakes all the time. I miss it and never bother to attempt to make a vegan version (because I am just that lazy). πŸ™‚

        I am also born of Italian parents (I was born/raised in USA) and I have yet to attempt a vegan version of biscotti and boy o boy do I miss biscotti or as my mom used to say “unscotti” because she only baked them once, versus twice which is what biscotti means in Italian (more or less). πŸ™‚

        You, Somer and Disptaches from the Gypsy Roller are blowing my mind with your amazingly creative recipes. Love you guys.

      2. An Unrefined Vegan

        I love biscotti! I used to make it all of the time – and then I (mostly…) swore off of refined stuff and sugar. Interesting that your mom baked it only once; I think I might prefer the texture that way. I never was a biscotti-dipper :-). Thank you so much! It’s difficult for me to believe I would inspire anyone with my cooking (especially someone who baked professionally!) so I really appreciate you saying that. Somer is awesome, of course, and I need to check out Gypsy Roller!!

  5. mycookinglifebypatty

    What really caught my eye is the “cream cheese” sauce. That has so many possibilities! Nice creation, Annie!

  6. Cindy

    Hellooo!! Those looks simply amazing! I need to use my waffle iron more often, these would be a good start πŸ˜€

  7. homemadesarcasm

    I’m so excited for this recipe!! Can’t wait to try it out πŸ™‚ It looks like real red velvet and everything!

  8. Richgail Enriquez

    Aww looks divine! I love red velvet, so having it for breakfast sounds like a wonderful idea. This is gona make me a morning person. I can’t wait to try this.

  9. tinykitchenstories

    I love the patriotically colored blueberries on the top. Man, those look amazing and it really makes me want some waffles. I can practically taste them! (She says, wiping drool off the monitor…)

  10. thecrueltyfreereview

    I’m glad to know that these can be made as pancakes-I don’t have room in my tiny kitchen for any other appliances. I’ll have to try these right after Chloe Cosarelli’s Tiramisu Pancakes.

  11. Angela @ Canned Time

    So glad you ‘veganized’ this one! I’d say the berries are definitely not “optional” I could eat as many blueberries each day as I could waffles πŸ™‚
    Nooks and crannies rule!

  12. Rachel in Veganland

    Red velvet cake used to be my favorite as a child! I’ll have to make these and relive an old favorite!

  13. Herbivore Triathlete

    These are beautiful. I also have no waffle iron, but Saturdays are pancake day at my house, so, these will be on the menu in pancake form. Love the cream cheese drizzle πŸ™‚

  14. Barb@ThatWasVegan?

    Oh man… glad I ate my sad little lunch salad BEFORE I came to visit you, because I would’ve ditched it and ran out for some vegan cupcakes or something, which probably still wouldn’t have been as yummy as these waffles!

  15. annesturetucker

    Aaah Annie they look fabulous πŸ™‚ And I don’t have a waffle iron πŸ™
    I need a dehydrator, an ice cream machine and now a waffle iron πŸ™‚

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  19. Sasha Lynn

    This looks so good! And I was just gifted a waffle iron. I may just have to convert this to gluten free. And buy an elliptical. Holy canoli! Those look delicious!!! <3

  20. Celine Bag

    Aaah Annie they look fabulous πŸ™‚ And I don’t have a waffle iron πŸ™
    I need a dehydrator, an ice cream machine and now a waffle iron πŸ™‚

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